Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD

Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Santiago Figuereo was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He grew up in Santo Domingo, got married on 1986 and has 4 children. He studied medicine, at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and graduated Cum Laude from Medical School in 1989. On October 1990 Dr. Figuereo adquired his Medical License and worked in his native country at the Instituto Dominicano de Seguros Sociales and at Clinica Abreu. Dr. Figuereo's passion for neurosurgery motivated him to look for better opportunities and it was on 1995 when the family decided to move to United States in support to pursue his dream to become a Neurosurgeon. It was a challenged and a difficult decision, and after years of hard work Santiago became the first Dominican Medical School Graduate to become a Neurosurgeon in the United States, and also became the first Dominican to achieve the Board Certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is also Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons. As part of his training, Dr. Figuereo did 2 years of General Surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, he did his residential training in Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, in Loma Linda, CA, he has a fellowship in neurosurgery at University of Washington, in Seattle, WA and a Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Figuereo was a standing faculty and assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and was Chief of the Neurosurgery Division at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. In 2007, Dr Santiago Figuereo and his family took the decision to move to Miami, FL to be closer to their native country. A year later, Dr. Figuereo decided to start his private practice and opened several clinics. Dr. Figuereo has a specialized interest in endoscopic procedures for intracranial, skull base and pituitary tumors. He is one of the few functional neurosurgery fellowship-trained neurosurgeons in Florida and is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in surgically managing movement disorders, including deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and surgical procedures for epilepsy. His participation in several research projects entailed him to win the first place in a scientific investigation at the Basic Science Southern California and Region IX American College of Surgeons Trauma Paper Competition. He is member of important professional and scientific societies, some of them are American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, Minimally Invasive Spine Society, North American Spine Society, AO North America, Society for Neuro-Oncology, California Association of Neurological Surgeons, Asociación Médica Dominicana, Dominican Health Care Association of Florida, Florida Medical Association, Asociación Dominicana de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Figuereo also collaborates with spine bioengineers to develop new neurosurgical procedures and design innovative instruments used national and internationally for minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Figuereo most recent development is a surgical technique to treat Pseudotumor Cerebri, also known as Benign Intracraneal Hypertension or Idiopatic Intracraneal Hypertension. Traditionally this type of procedure was characterized to be unsuccessfull, due to the difficulties eliminating the terrible symptoms. Patients who were submitted to this new technique have experienced an immediate improvement where the pain and the discomfort has been diminished, bringing a hope to a population affected by a terrible condition that until recently was believed as something impossible to treat.

Fibers Neurological Institute

200 E Hallandale Beach Blvd

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
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Accepted insurance

  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Preferred Care Partners

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Care Philosophy

We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan.
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Dr. Figuereo's Experience

Dr. Figuereo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Republic University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Graduate Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Figuereo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Figuereo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Figuereo to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Figuereo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Hialeah, FL |
I am trying to be fair but my neck surgery which was done on March 07, 2016, at Aventura Hospital by Dr. S. Figueroa was a colossal failure. To add insult to injury, Advanced Neuro Surgery was notorious for not returning phone calls and flat out lied. I made the biggest mistake of my life letting this doctor operate my neck. Please re-think having surgery unless is a last chance.
in Hialeah, FL |
When I was refereed to Dr. Santiago Figuerero I couldn't walk I was operated on November 2, 2012 since then I have recuperated so well that I don't have any more pain and problems with my spine. He is a master physician and I highly recommend him to all. Sincerely, Ivan Becerra
in Orlando, FL |
Dr.Figuereo, is an excellent, astute , patient and caring Neurosurgeon who have been Blessed by God Jehovah with his experience and talents. Dr. Figuereo knew what he had been created by his Heavenly Father to become an expert in the field of Neuro sugery! May he continue his career until God say to him well done my obedient servant well done now you may relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.. I Jeannette Jordan_Lomax say many thanks to this fine Doctor and Gentleman! May God Always Bless you
in Miami, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Figuereo since my back surgery in 2013. I had an appointment on 2/27/17 at the Kendal office at 2 PM. When I arrived at the Kendal office I found two notices posted on the doors to the dark empty office. The notices said that the practice had gone bankrupt and is no longer operating. What a shocking way to find that you no longer have a physician. Patients received no notification and were left without anticipated treatments, medications, etc.
Lehigh Acres, FL |
This is not the right way doing practice about 10 months ago my mother had 3 surgery recently she's in follow up wth 3 different Drs from Advence Neuro and spines institute about two weeks ago I received a call from the office everything is short down just like tha without any notice, my mother still not doing well after all now she left on her own I don't know what to do the beginning things seems to be ok now it's just crazy I'm praying they return back to normal business.
Miami, FL |
Dr. Figuereo's main concern is to make money. He doesn't care about his patients or employees. Just a few weeks ago, he abruptly shut down Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute and filed for Chapter 11. He also didn't pay his employees their last pay check after they guaranteed us we would get paid. Many patients have contacted me privately of how unprofessional the company was ran. He also failed to inform patients about the situation.
in West Palm Beach, Florida |
Belinda Baron... West Palm Beach , Florida. I am a patient of Dr. Figuereo. I had surgery on December 7th 2016... I'm very grateful for Dr Figuereo and his staff... They made me feel like family. I've never been treated so good in a doctor's office, or in a hospital. I will recommended to other who are in need of a good doctor, and surgent. Thanks kindly.
in Miami, fl |
Saved my mother"s life , Has operated her twice... he is a very caring and kind person , we feel very confident in his ability ...no words can explain the gratitude we feel for him
in Miami, FL |
I had spinal surgery done on the 14th of Oct., they worked on L2 all the way down to L5 and replaced my last disc with a plate and 4 screws which was completely gone. I was in constant pain for over 4 years in my lower back. 2 days after the Surgery I was walking and sitting already. On the 3rd day I was home, my back pain was completely gone the day after the surgery. The whole process from start to finish could not have been more pleasant, from the staff to the hospital and of course Dr Fig.
in Miami, FL |
Either he is too good or it is a failure with patients. Experience was not good, had to post it. He is egocentric and if it is not convenient for him, just denies services as to many others did too, I saw it afterwards. Not sure about professional ethics. Not sure about honesty, found a contrary analysis report of what he told us. Behind on medical records analysis and diagnosis, sense of insecurity as stating opposite between what it is said or written in records. Long, tiring waiting time...
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Kendall Regional Medical Center
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Miami, FL 33175
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Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
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Coral Gables Hospital
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Mercy Hospital
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Miami, FL 33133
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University of Miami Hospital
1400 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
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